It is always exciting to spot new players on the market, and when it’s from Onkyo, the pleasure is more. Onkyo is a supporter of both HD DVD and Blu-ray and although their latest DV-HD805 is HD DVD they are hoping for a good universal solution in the future. Along with the Ethernet port, Web connectivity, and built-in memory found on all HD DVD players, the DV-HD805 alo inegrates the HDMI 1.3 feature. Other features you can dig for include support for 24-frame 1080p video, Deep Color compatibility, and lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream passthrough modes. However you’ll need to connect the DV-HD805 to compatible TVs and AV receivers so that you can derive the best from it.
If this is exactly what you have been waiting for then save on to $900 as it is scheduled to hit the store this fall.